We treat every Rebecca Fashion product as a baby of ours and we encourage our customers to treat theirs in the same way. To care for and protect your babies, you must first realize that they’re not invincible. In fact, due to the complex nature of the materials your products (synthetic or human) are made of, your products are susceptible to many threats out there. Understanding these characteristics can help you understand what causes harm to your products and how to take precautions against it.
Synthetic hair is composed of fiber formed by polymeric compounds. Though made to mimic the properties of human hair, synthetic hair is in many aspects different from human hair. Synthetic products manufactured by Rebecca Fashion have been through a series of meticulous procedures so that the style and design of the product does not vary over time. Under regular maintenance, your product can look just like the original even after repeated wash and use.
But just like the two sides of a coin, this resiliency means that your product cannot easily be restyled by ordinary means. Because of the nature of these products, they cannot withstand the heat generated by your flat irons or curling wands. We also recommend you not to dye your synthetic product since the effects of ordinary hair dyes on synthetic products often turn out to be unsatisfactory and irreversible.
However, the difficulty of restyling your synthetic hair can be offset by the low price with which you can purchase multiple synthetic products of differing styles. The material used in synthetic products is much cheaper than real human hair and therefore you can have different types of products in your possession to satisfy needs in different circumstances.
That said, if you enjoy designing your own looks, do not like switching between products or want to have a product that last longer, please keep reading and consider our products made of human hair.
Human Hair Products
As said before, human hair products differ from their synthetic counterparts in various ways.
Compared with synthetic products, human hair has a much more sophisticated structure. The component of this structure that our customers should focus on most is the outer layer. This layer is covered by a great many scales (called cuticles), just like those on the skin of a snake. These scales all point from root to end and overlap with each other to cover the inner layer of the hair completely. If the cuticles of your human hair product are properly lined up, they’ll reflect more light and make your product look fresh and shiny. They’ll also help retain the moisture in the inner parts of your product to prevent shedding and breakage.
However, if not protected properly, these cuticles can open up or fall off, leaving the vulnerable insides of the hair susceptible to outside dangers. Styling your product with heat too much will cause the cuticles to dehydrate or become scorched and coarse. Blow-drying your hair too often can cause damage to your product for similar reasons. Exposing your product under direct sun light for extensive hours can also cause harm to your product as the strong UV ray radiated from the sun can seriously impair the cuticles’ protein structure.
Because of the special alignment of hair cuticles, we recommend that you always comb your hair in the direction that they grow (i.e. from root to end). Furthermore, it is best to use a wide-tooth comb or paddle brush (optimally one with metal bristles) instead of an ordinary hair brush. We recommend a wide-tooth comb because it does not cause too much friction between strands of hair and thus minimizes the harm on hair cuticles. We also do not recommend combing your product while it’s still wet since doing so will increase the friction between hair strands (you can try experimenting on how hard it is to comb through wet hair). Applying conditioner on the product, however, will help the cuticles to close up and make the hair smoother and easier to comb. You can find specific instructions on how to properly comb your product on the page labeled "Combing".
After knowing all about the cuticles’ importance in protecting the hair, you still need to understand the distinction between remy and non-remy human hair.
Human hair obtained from individual sellers are mostly disorderly. On the same end of a strip of hair, some hair might be the root part of the original hair and some might be the end part. Products made of disorderly human hair don’t have cuticles that point in the same direction. As mentioned in the section above, combing in the direction opposite to that of the cuticles’ alignment will damage the cuticle layer, leading to tangling, coarseness and other issues. For non-remy hair, these issues can occur no matter which direction you comb the hair since combing either way means combing against the cuticle growth direction of some of the hair. Therefore, for certain products, we apply chemical processes to take off their cuticles. These products do not have much tangling issues but are cheap because of their shorter longevity.
Remy hair products are those made of hair that is arranged in the exact same direction. This type of hair is comparatively rare to get and naturally more expensive. Remy hair products are almost identical to authentic human hair in its smoothness, shine and duration. With the cuticles all lined up in the same direction, remy hair products experience much less shedding or tangling issues than any other type of hair. The cuticles’ protection makes remy hair products easier to maintain and gives them a longer life-span. With these advantages comes a higher price, but who wouldn’t want to let their babies to last longer and always look beautiful as new?